Time and Space in Chinese Culture

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All cultures and times have their own notions of time and space. Being one of the fundamental ideas in every society they influence virtually every aspect of society. In this book the authors explain the notions of time and space in China, how culturally concrete and particularly Chinese they are and how significant such Chinese cultural-ness of these notions is. Seventeen scholars of various disciplinary backgrounds have treated topics within this general perspective in a comprehensive way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004102873
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1997
  • Series: Sinica Leidensia Series , #33
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Cultural Notions of Space and Time in China 3
Spatiotemporal Interpenetration in Chinese Thinking 17
Some Notions of Time and of History in China and in the West 49
Historical Thinking in Classical Confucianism - Historical Argumentation from the Three Dynasties 72
The Notions of Time and Position in the Book of Change and Their Development 89
The Inner World of the Lao-tzu chung-ching 114
"In the Beginning": 17th-Century Chinese Reactions to Christian Creationism 132
Western Devices for Measuring Time and Space: Clocks and Euclidian Geometry in Late Ming and Ch'ing China 169
Notions of Time and Space in The Early Ch'ing: The Writers of Ku Yen-wu, Hsu Hsia-k'o, Ku Tsu-yu and Chang Hsueh-ch'eng 201
Time and Space in Chinese Narrative Paintings of Han and the Six Dynasties 239
Timeless in Time: Perspective-Building Devices in Yang Ling-yeh's Poetry 287
The Cycle of Cathay: Concepts of Time in Han China and Their Problems 305
Historical Time Pressure: An Analysis of Min Pao (1905-1908) 329
The Lament for Autumn: A Type of Time-Space Consciousness in the Tradition of Chinese Literature 343
Time and Space in Traditional Chinese Historical Fiction 362
Notions of Time, Space and Harmony in Chinese Popular Culture 383
Contributors 399
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